When purchasing horse tack or horse feed in Georgia, do you want some extra fat content in your horse feed? Many commercial feeds supplement with fat in the form of some type of stabilized oil. These feeds can contain anywhere from 6 to 12 percent fat. Adding fat to a feed increases its energy density and the horse will require less feed, so check the manufacturer's label for the proper portion.
When purchasing horse tack in Georgia, do you know how to find proper pommel (point of saddle over withers) clearance? For tall withers, place four stacked fingers under the pommel for proper clearance; withers that require less clearance require two stacked fingers clearance. The clearance will shrink after the saddle breaks in. Are you thinking about changing your horse feed in Georgia? If you make a change to your horse’s feed type or ration size, make the change incrementally. Sudden changes in the amount or type of feed can lead to colic or founder. To change the amount of feed, increase or decrease each meal a little at a time, over at least a week's time if possible. One method for changing the type of feed is to replace 25 percent of the current food with the new food every two days, so that in six days the horse is eating l00 percent of the new food.